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Devil Girl (2007)
Devil Girl promotional film poster
|Directed by||Howie Askins|
|Produced by||Tracy Wilcox|
|Editing by||Howie Askins|
Monkey Man Film|
|Distributed by||Monkey Man Films|
October 5, 2007|
Shriekfest Film Festival
|Running time||82 minutes|
Devil Girl is a 2007 thriller about an American girl who takes a trip cross country on Route 66 after the death of her father. She breaks down in the middle of nowhere and slowly descends into a world in which she encounters a temptress with horns and a tail.
Devil Girl features Los Angeles-based punk band The UV's as the strip club band. In the movie, the band features original bassist Blare N. Bitch of Betty Blowtorch and Suckerstar as well as original drummer Kyle Justin of Skeleteen and The Studdogs. Devil Girl was a finalist in 2007's Shriekfest, a Los Angeles Horror/Sci-fi Film Festival by Dark Romance. The soundtrack features songs by 400 Blows, The UV's, and Blare Bitch Project.
- Release Date: October 5, 2007
- USA DVD Release Date: September 8, 2009
- MPAA Rating: Unrated
- Runtime: 83 Minutes
- Director: Howie Askins
- Writer: Howie Askins, Tracy Wilcox
- Studio: Monkey Man Film
- Genre: Action, Horror
- ASIN: B0027751DK
- Plot Tagline: Horns, Tail, and Rock & Roll!
|Actor / Actress||Role|
|Joe Wanjai Ross||The Clown|
|Vanessa Kay||Devil Girl|
|Keith Lewis||Bar Owner|
|Jonathan Earl Peck||Evangelist|
|Joe Boyd||Pastor Lightfoot|
|Hope Taylor||Cocktail Waitress|
|Dorian Martin||Gas Station Attendant|
|Thomas Beaumont||Gus the Gas Guy|
|Carlos Larkin||Apple Man|
|Freddy Naff||M.C. / D.J.|
Fay is a small town girl on a cross country road trip, trying to escape her own reality after the death of her father. When her muscle car breaks down during a drag race she finds herself stranded along route 66 in an isolated desert town. Short on cash, she makes a series of choices to make enough money to repair her car. After encountering a neurotic, drug abusing clown she finds herself sliding down a dark spiral. Soon , her road trip starts to devolve into a living nightmare. Trapped and desperate, she fights to regain her identity while navigating through a host of locals: a creepy motel clerk, an overzealous preacher, and a sexy temptress with horns and a tail.
Devil Girl follows the story of Fay on her trip across Route 66 after the death of her father, who happened to be a mechanic. Fay takes her father's muscle car and his wedding ring, and departs from her home after saying her farewells to her sister.
The story simultaneously follows the events of an overly medicated, nonsense-spewing young man in clown makeup, who appears to be dodging authorities whilst hopping from vehicle to vehicle along his travels. The clown stops at a gas station to steal a new ride; however, there is no vehicle to be found. The clown knocks out the cashier and steals the handy supply of drugs and junk food while a woman (the cowgirl) stops for gas. The clown then ties the woman up while Fay stops for gas. As Fay searches the station for a clerk the clown rummages through her car, stealing her wallet, and then leaves in the cowgirl's truck, which later breaks down.
After the clown takes a mysterious ride in the Devil Girl's flying vehicle, and Fay's car breaks down, both stop separately in an eerie, highly religious, nearby town. Fay takes a room in the local motel, using her father's ring as collateral, as her wallet was stolen earlier. The clown meets Fay and is speechlessly smitten by her. In an attempt to pay back her debts, Fay dances at the town's strip club. The local mechanic tells Fay that the part required to fix her car should be available after a week.
One night the clown decides to enter the strip joint and witnesses hallucinations, including a dance by the Devil Girl, before seeing Fay dance and being thrown out of the club. After being driven back to the motel by an interested young man, Fay is raped in her room by a masked man and assumes it was the clown, due to the fact that she saw him outside of her window. The next night, the clown is back at the strip club, only to be kicked in the face by Fay and once again thrown out. Fay leaves in a rage to be picked up by the Devil Girl, and the two partake in sexual activities.
The Devil Girl then confronts the local preacher and accuses him of being a pervert by nature, which is later revealed to be true when Fay attempts to retrieve her ring from the preacher, whom she was told by the motel owner was in possession of. Fay finds a young, naked man trapped in a cage below the church, and is then attacked from behind by the preacher, who is revealed to be her rapist, his identity betrayed by his mask. Fay stabs the preacher with a screwdriver and beats him with a two-by-four. She then frees the young man, and together they escape.
The motel owner is shown to have been in leagues with the preacher and takes off searching for Fay after discovering the preacher's body. The young man is picked up by a police officer while Fay takes off with the clown on a motorcycle. The clown brings Fay to her car, where she finds the keys in the ignition, and prepares to leave while the clown tries to explain his feelings, and the motel owner is gaining ground. Fay drives off with the motel owner in pursuit with a pistol in his hand. As the motel owner takes aim at Fay, the clown pulls up between the two and smacks the gun away.
As the vehicles are about to collide with a tractor tailor, it is revealed that all the events of the movie were actually a drug-induced hallucination, imagined by an overly medicated, soon to be released mental patient named Donald, who fantasized himself as the clown and his nurse Fay as his alter-ego's love interest. However, in the end the Devil Girl is shown to be real, and had actually killed the crooked preacher.
The movie was a finalist in 2007's Shriekfest, a Los Angeles Horror/Sci-fi Film Festival by Dark Romance.
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